The Chances For Each Player Being Available When the Pirates Draft

With all the recent mock drafts coming out and industry experts putting their inside information together, we have a pretty good idea how the top of the first round will play out. We know a list of 15 players who keep getting mentioned for the top 14 picks, two of which will be selections by the Pittsburgh Pirates this upcoming Thursday. There are also a couple wildcards that could sneak into this group. What we will do here is take...

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Baseball America Unveils Top 500 Draft Prospects

With just nine days to go before the 2013 MLB Amateur draft begins, Baseball America has released their list of the top 500 draft prospects in this year’s class. This is the second time they have expanded their top prospect list recently, bringing it from 100, to 250 to it’s current point.  While they have expanded the list, the rankings for the two spots where the Pittsburgh Pirates pick have remained the same. Baseball...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Weekly Recap and Mock Drafts

This time of the year, the draft news comes rather quickly. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s an exciting year because of the extra pick at the top of the first round. We are hearing about 10-15 names that they may pick from, though you never know who could sneak into that group that we have only mentioned here briefly in the past four months. What we do know is this, next Thursday the Pirates will make two of the top 14 picks in...

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Draft Prospects: Averaging Out The Expert’s Mock Drafts

A few days ago, John Sickels released his latest mock draft which we wrote about here. This is the fourth mock draft from industry experts that we talked about over the last week. There were also mock drafts from Baseball America, Keith Law and Jonathan Mayo. With these four all coming out around the same time, instead of relying on one to be the most accurate, we take a look at the average rankings between the four to see how the...

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John Sickels Releases His Latest Mock Draft

Over at Minor League Ball, John Sickels has released version two of his mock draft. He has many of the same players listed in the top 15-20 as everyone else recently, though he has a new name attached to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Sickels has Georgia HS outfielder Clint Frazier going to the Pirates with the ninth overall pick. Frazier has been in the top six for almost all of the season, a few times being named in the top spot overall....

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